DCF closes Trenton office

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By The Staff

The Department of Children and Families will be relocating staff from Trenton to Chiefland and closing the office in Trenton. The last day the office will be open is Tuesday, March 10.

Circuit Administrator Ester Tibbs reports, “Department of Children and Families staff members will continue to be responsive to the needs of our citizens. This change will allow us to reduce our lease costs without negatively impacting service delivery. It is our goal to continue to serve the entire community with no difference in the availability of any needed assistance. ”

Staff members who have been working in Gilchrist County will now be co-located in Chiefland. ACCESS staff members who determine eligibility for economic benefits, Child Protective Investigators, Adult Protective Investigators, and Children’s Legal Services staff will be in current offices at 124 North Main Street, Chiefland.

Computers are available to the public to apply for Food Stamps, Medicaid and/or temporary cash assistance for families in the lobby of the Chiefland office. ACCESS staff will be at that office to help with applications and questions.

Gilchrist County residents can also contact the Department for information in the following ways:

Circuit 8 Client Relations, toll-free line for questions: 1-800-342-9004.

Questions about economic benefits, food stamps or Medicaid? Use the state Call Center toll-free line: 1-800-762-2237.

Persons receiving benefits can now keep up to date with their case information on line at: www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.